“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” Revelation 7: 9
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6: 9-10
The goal of racial justice is to pray and act for the heavenly picture of every nation, tribe, people and language being together before God, to be realised here on earth so that we can celebrate and enjoy our God given diversity.
In this endeavour it is necessary to address and overcome racist attitudes and practices, which have divided us and caused untold miseries in ages past and sadly continue to do so today. However in the Lord Jesus Christ we encounter the One Who has “destroyed…the dividing wall of hostility” and through the empowering of the Holy Spirit, present in ALL who believe in the Lord, we can take meaningful to overcome racism within our churches (Ephesians 2: 14). As we do so, not only will we be blessed but we will also be a blessing to others, because we will be able to proclaim the gospel of reconciliation with credibility, as we will be seen to practice what we preach.
A series of biblically based courses have been developed that can help your fellowship to address racism and take meaningful steps to become a genuinely inclusive inter-cultural church that can bear prophetic witness to the gospel of reconciliation to your community. For more details of the courses that are available please contact me, Rev. Kumar Rajagopalan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also available to preach either a one off or a series on racial justice and becoming an intercultural church.
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